Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Colorful First Birthday!

I'm back from the big state of Texas celebrating Ella Jane's first birthday!

I'm kind of pooped out right now, so how about we let little Ella Jane tell you how much she enjoyed HER day...


Welcome to my first birthday party!!!!!

Looky here, my cousins Candace & Josh bought me my first set of wheels. Me and Dad seriously need to discuss my gas allowance!


What? Did somebody say CAKE? eeeerrrrrch...


In order to eat my cake I have to wear this silly hat? Are you kidding me Auntie Penny? Momma, make her covers my beautiful little curls!

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Auntie Jodie, make sure you get it on film that Auntie Penny is messing up my hair!

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Okay then, ONE short pose for the camera and the hat comes OFF! Deal? I'm the Birthday Girl here...what I say goes!

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Before I mess everything up, let me show you my cake, their cake, and all my little birthday decorations. Auntie Payton did all this just for me...isn't she the just GREATEST Nanny???


Now Auntie Jodie, you know those people want some them the details!


I forgive Uncle Drew for driving so bad that my cake slid all the way to the back of the box...he was just anxious to come see me!


Just a few more details...I'm hungry for my cake and my bottle!

Nanny Payton wrapped the utensils with napkins and made my birthday hat. Looky at all my E' name is Ella Jane...and it's all about ME!


And Nanny Payton made these precious little pillow boxes for all my grown ups. Inside she slipped one of my modeling photos of me in a dress and bonnet made by my Tauntie Belinda!

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But my special keepsake is my beautiful birthday banner my Nanny Payton made just for me...

I love my Nanny Payton so much...

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Auntie Jodie, could you pa-lease show them some details???

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Wow, good job with the close-ups Auntie Jodie! Thanks!

Everybody sang me Happy Birthday and I loved all of the attention (even though I didn't want anyone to hold me all day...I like being stuck like glue to my Momma!)

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Now it's time to eat my birthday cake!!!!! Yay!

WAIT a minute...They lit the candle on my cake? Seriously? Do these grown ups know how dangerous this is for a sneaky little one year old? And they give me some chocolate but tell me not to eat it until I make a wish? Don't touch? What the heck?

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Okay enough of that, I'm digging in...whether they like it or not!

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Did I ever tell you how much I just love me some chocolate?


It's time to open some presents now! Yippie!!!

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My first computer laptop from Maw Maw and Paw Paw B! How did they know that's just what I wanted? And some clothes too!!!

Here ya go Daddy, I'm just gonna pass them to you so I have more room to open some more presents!!!!!

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Lots and LOTS of presents from my Nanny Payton and Padan Kristian...oh I hope it's more clothes!

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A girl can never have too much clothes right???

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Yay! Clothes was flying everywhere! Pink, purple, blue and yellow...I love it all! I'm gonna be the best dressed babe at daycare! Yay!

Break time...I need a drink!

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What's with the big box? Oh! My table!

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Thanks to all my uncles for putting it together! (It took all three of them with the help of my Aunties telling them HOW to do it!)

I love it!

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What? This is it? No more boxes? No more bags full of clothes? No more toys?

I want some MORE, MORE, MORE!!!

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Taryn put all my new clothes in my room and Momma said it's time to take a nap...this is SO not fair...I wasn't finished with my birthday!!!

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Auntie Karen said it's time to tell everyone bye-bye and you can turn off the camera now Auntie Jodie.

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I'm going take a nap, thank you all for coming and thank you for my presents! Can we do this again tomorrow????

the end


Right about now, Auntie Jodie is going take a nap too ;)


Draffin Bears said...

What a fun birthday party for dear sweet little Ella Jane.
You took some beautiful photos Auntie Jodie and how neat it will be for the family to look back on, in future years.
Loved the cake and all the decorations and what a lucky wee girl getting all the pressis.

You go and take a nap now and relax a little.


Lori said...

that is the cutest birthday:) and what a beautiful birthday girl...Miss Ella Jane is SO adorable...she has the sweetest little face, and those curls on her precious!!!

June said...

Thanks Jodie, for taking us all to Ella Jane's party. What a grand time that was. It makes me want to be one all over again, especially the napping part, oh and the chocolate cake part, and the presents part, and the...
Ella Jane is such a doll! I love those sweet cheeks and curls.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

aaah, enjoy your nap Ella Jane and Auntie Jodie! :D What a darling birthday party- full of pretty details and so much love!

Karen said...

VERY cute! What a fun day! Just think, next year you get to do it all again - times TWO! WHOO HOOOO!!!!!!

vintage at heart said...

She is a doll!!! Those curls and that personality!!! And the pics taken by her Auntie Jodie are fabulous of course!!!
Glad y'all had such a wonderful time and the decorations and li'l touches here and there...well talent certainly runs in the Family!!!
Happy that you had a fun time!!!
Can't wait to see the new baby too!:))

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great party. A precious little girl. I love her name Ella Jane. My grands are all grown up now and I will be glad when the great grands start coming.

common ground said...

Everything is darling, including dear Ella Jane. It's been a long time since my girls were that age. Love the car. Maybe that would work for me. I'm short too!

trash talk said...

Dear Ella Jane,
I like how you take control of a it girl, work it!
Sweetie, a party hat today means a tiara tomorrow..just go with the flow. Your curls still looked Fab U Lous. I am absolutely pea green with envy over all the beautiful clothes you received.
Give your Auntie Jodie a kiss and a hug from me. Try not to be too hard on her...remember she drives a corvette!
You are one lucky little lady to have so many folks (talented ones I might add) loving you so much.
I hope your birthday was a beautiful as you are!
Your Sorta Auntie Trash

Anonymous said...

sha shes sooo cute! I love the birthday low down cutie pie Ella gave! Happy Birthday ELLA!!! Hope you rest up because we have 10 days till we leave!!!!! WHOAOOA! :)

Big hugs


p.s I am building up my energy just for you hehehehehe

Duchess of Tea said...

Happy Belated Birthday to adorable Ella Jane. She is as sweet and lovely as her name. Darling I hope you had a lovely weekend. I just stopped by to wish you a sunny day!!

♥ hugs ♥


Jane said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of Ella Jane's birthday party. I loved Ella Jane's commentary on her big event!! She's one cute little girl (and one lucky one too! I would love to get that many clothese on my birthday!!)

Belinda said...

Thanks for all the pictures, feels like I was there.She gets prettier every time I see her.Love Bea

Sandi said...

Love the birthday party. Payton did a great job. Aunt Jodie didn't do too bad a job with the photos and mind reading of little Ella.

Great Job.

Welcome Back.

Impatient Cajun

Linda said...

I loved this little story with the beautiful photos. Ella is sooo sweet! And I have to compliment you on your wonderful photographs -you have a great knack for capturing the moment and the character of each person. Wonderful job. :)

Geralyn Gray said...

Ella is a lucky little one year old. Happy birthday Ella. I love all the paper touches of course and the green and pink cake looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww Jodie!
You are sooooooooo talented!!!
It was sooooooooo nice to see you and the family....and to be able to attend Ella's bday party!!!
You made it fun for me....
And... Yes.... I am at the library trying to catch up on your blogs...
Love ya.... gotta goooooo~~~lots of reading to do!!!
oxoxox Karen

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my goodness-that is adorable!!! Ella Jane is a cuttie pie! It looks like she is all girl with all those clothes and the chocolate cake:). There is something magical about seeing a child diving into a cake (or ice cream)- it reminds me of the splendor of childhood. Thanks for sharing this very special day with all of us!



Teacup Mosaics said...

Happy Birthday Ella Jane!
WOW your aunts have quite a party to follow next year:)
Jodie the pictures that you took and the time you and Payton spent on preparations will be forever treasures for this young lady.
Take a little nap, the Kellio is open with a cool's amazing how the little ones can "wear" the adults out.
Hope all is well!!!!
OXOX! Kelley

Anonymous said...

LoL How cute was that. Enjoyed listening to the story. It made me smile and laugh a little at times.

Love, love, love the banner! And the little princess' chair too. So all these were what you've been hinting and black and white.

You know, if we can only celebrate birthday this fun everyday but never add age to it LOL


(dear little Ella, no doubt you will be the best dressed :-) )

Frippery said...

What a cutie patootie!

Payton said...

I laughed throughout the entire thing. You got such cute pics of Ella.
Love, Payton. :)